After running tests, scientists from North Carolina State University (NCSU) have confirmed that non-fossilized organic material found in a dinosaur bone thought to be nearly 80 million years old are in fact blood vessels from that dinosaur and not another form of contaminate.
The discovery of the soft material was made by a researcher from the University of Texas studying the demineralized bone of a 30-foot Hydrosaur found in Montana.
Using high-resolution mass spectroscopy, the researcher noticed the soft tissue. Initially, it was believed the bone was contaminated in the lab.
The university announced its findings in a news release and as well an article published in the November 23 edition of Journal of Proteome Research.
This finding has caused serious problems for evolutionists because it is evidence these bones are not millions of years old as previously thought. How could there still be soft tissue in bones thought to be nearly a hundred million years old?
Despite reports of organic material being found in fossilized bones around the world (here and here), many evolutionists still refuse to believe it’s possible.
NCSU even addressed this issue stating:
“Their findings add to the growing body of evidence that structures like blood vessels and cells can persist over millions of years.
“The [discovery of tissue] from Tyrannosaurus Rex was controversial when first reported. The survival of proteins from the Cretaceous Period (66-145 million years ago) was not thought possible.
“Although soft tissue vessels and cells have been observed in multiple fossil specimens … Continued skepticism on the prevalence and endogeneity of ancient soft tissues and their composite molecules persist.”
The scientists, who admitted they initially didn’t believe this could be dinosaur organic material, stated:
“Our results add further, robust support to the identification of these still soft, hollow structures as remnant blood vessels produced by the once living dinosaur.”
Fossilization can take place in a matter years, so it is not an indicator of age.
The first person to report the discovery of soft tissue in a dinosaur bone was an evangelical Christian, Mary Higby Schweitzer. Though working as a paleontologist, she also has a PhD in Molecular biology and when she noticed blood vessels in a dinosaur bones, she realized what it was. However, when she wrote an article on her findings in 1999 for a major evolutionary publication the editor refused to publish it stating it was impossible despite the evidence.
Since they have recently found several samples of soft material in dinosaur bones, I find it difficult to believe that with the hundreds of thousands of fossils discovered and analyzed over the past 100 years, that this is the first time someone noticed organic material (such as blood, blood vessels and cartilage) inside a fossilized bone.
I suspect scientists have seen this many times before and either refused to let the evidence question their theories or worse, covered it up.
The Bible speaks of dinosaurs suggesting that they lived until very recent. In Job 40:15-24, God talks of a behemoth. It is described as an immense beast that lived in water (vs 22-23) with a tail the size of a cedar:
He bends his tail like a cedar (Job 40:17a NASV)
Since Mediterranean Cedar trees can grow up to 30 meters to 40 meters high, we are not talking about the rope-like tale common to hippos and elephants that some believe behemoth refers to.
Most likely Job was talking about supersized sauropods that grew to 60 meters in length. Because of their immense size it is believed, they would have found it easier to live in water than on land. As the image below indicates, their tales were massive.
But the Bible is not the only place that suggests dinosaurs lived until very recently. Ta Prohm, an ancient temple found in the Cambodian jungle, has a number of animals carved on its walls. One of the images on the 800-year-old Buddhist temple is that of a creature strangely resembling a Stegosaurus.